This article is about the former warlock ability. For the subzone of Mount Hyjal, see Inferno. For the old warlock talent, see [Inferno].
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  • Inferno
  • Level - warlock talent
  • 30 yd range
  • 80% of base mana
  • 10 min cooldown
  • 1.5 sec cast
  • Reagents: [Infernal Stone]
  • Summons a meteor from the Twisting Nether, causing 200 Fire damage and stunning all enemy targets in the area for 2 sec. An Infernal rises from the crater, under the command of the caster for 1 min.
Usable by
Class Warlock
School Shadow
Cooldown 10 minutes
Related debuff
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  • Inferno Effect
  • Stunned.
  • Duration: 2 seconds
The master of every infernal worries not about its death, but that it might survive too long.[1]

Inferno is a warlock AoE spell that summons an Infernal and requires an [Infernal Stone]. Once the Infernal is summoned, it will automatically be under the effects of Enslave Demon for one minute, after which it will die. Inferno has a cooldown period of ten minutes. The Infernal has a permanent [Demonic Immolation Passive] aura that breaks CC. In Alterac Valley players tend to over estimate the Infernal's strength and can be used as a rather effective distraction target.

Inferno has a 100% spell power coefficient.


This spell can be learned from [Grimoire of Inferno] or the quest N Warlock [55] Kroshius' Infernal Core. However, it is much easier for high level warlocks to get this spell through the book rather than the quests. The book has a roughly 3% drop rate from Scarshield Warlocks in Lower Blackrock Spire, and should drop after 1 or 2 runs.

Patch changes

  • Cataclysm Patch 4.0.1 (2010-10-12): Replaced by [Summon Infernal].
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.3.0 (2009-12-08): Cooldown reduced from 20 minutes to 10 minutes. Cannot be used in Arenas.
  • Wrath of the Lich King Patch 3.0.3 (2008-11-04): The Infernal now despawns instead of needing to be re-enslaved. Now stays up 1 minute, down from 5. Can now be cast indoors as well as outside.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.7.0 (2005-09-13): The stun effect can now be resisted. Tooltip updated to reflect enslave duration after the initial summon.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.5.0 (2005-06-07): The summoned Infernal will now be enslaved for 5 minutes before turning on its summoner.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.4.0 (2005-04-19): Can now be learned from N Warlock [55] Kroshius' Infernal Core.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.3.0 (2005-03-07): The duration the Infernal is enslaved when first summoned has been increased. The area of effect damage caused by the Inferno spell, and all threat generated by it, will now originate from the Infernal. The Infernal will now immediately attack targets within the radius of the spell.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.1 (2004-11-17): Now dismisses your pet before casting to allow the Infernal to start Enslaved. Usable outdoors only.
  • WoW Icon update.png Patch 1.1.0 (2004-11-07): Added.


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